David J. Morris

In David Morris’ influential book, “The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” the former infantry officer turned journalist embedded with U.S. military forces during the Iraqi War relives his struggle for survival in an attempt to understand and recover from the debilitating mental injury known as PTSD, so that others can understand and get help.

In the lecture, “PTSD in Military and Civilian Life,” Morris will be joined by Tonya Edmond, associate professor in the Brown School, whose teaching, research and practice concentrates on developing therapies for survivors of sexual abuse; and James Petersen, a clinical social worker with the St. Louis Veterans Administration.